Tickets for the event will be made available on November 15 via Benin’s official website. In a Twitter post, the singer-songwriter wrote, “Can’t wait to bring my songs to more intimate stages around the city! Exclusive merch and a cafe pop-up await!”
Billboard Philippines wrote a rave review about befriending my tears, saying, “befriending my tears marks a transition into a newer, richer, and hauntingly beautiful heavier and ambient sound. Though transitions in genres aren’t new in the music industry, what makes Benin’s album a cut above the rest is the fact that she marries the aspects of the sound she is known for with her new musical influences. The result is a seamless listening experience that draws in new audiences but also keep its connection with long-time fans.”
She released the album last August via Sony Music Philippines. Online, she described the record as her “way of making sense in this world — turning [her] innermost thoughts and unruly emotions into songs.”
A track from her album titled “affable dork” was in the running for Best Performance by a Female Artist and Best Jazz Recording at the 2023 Awit Awards. She eventually bowed out to Sarah Geronimo’s “Dati-Dati” for Best Performance by a Female Artist and Debonair District’s collaboration with Lara Maigue, “Just Because,” for Best Jazz Recording.
Earlier this year, Benin held a concert at the Music Museum to commemorate her album’s release.
Listen to befriending my tears by Clara Benin below.